Neither worrying nor complaining takes away today's or tomorrow's troubles or aggravations - it takes away peace and contentment.
I have to tell you that was I was starting to write this blog post, I was about to overload it with complaints and venting. After realizing the above and having a nice encounter with my old man friend, I brought myself back to reality and realized that a) no one wants to hear it - even if I made it amusing to read and b) by acting this way, I'm not living in my victory that God has blessed me with.
The conversation with my old man friend went something like this...(this is after he offered to bring me lunch because he found out I was working an 11 hour shift...how cute and sweet is that?! He's brought me small potted flowers because I found his cell phone. I just adore him!) ANYWAYS- so he's been being tested (wires all over him) for something - I didn't ask him what, didn't want to be too noisy - after he told me last week he was in the hospital. He kept on saying to me (the past two days) what doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger! This gentleman walks so slow, with a little shuffle-like walk. He still always has a smile on his face and a kind word to say.
He made me realize that no matter how many crazy and irritating things were happening to me, they didn't matter. Being upset wouldn't matter. Complaining wouldn't fix the issue. Being irritated wouldn't fix my mood. Being just as rude as someone was to me, wouldn't fix the issue.
Instead I took a breath, thanked Jesus for the wisdom, put a smile on, and overcame obstacles that came my way.
I was also reminded how I cannot let these tricks of the enemy ruin my day and cause me not to enjoy my day of complete and utter victory.
I am loved by Jesus - through Him I am victorious. Remind yourself of that. I know I am so very thankful for that fact.
Such a positive message in this post! Thanks for stopping by my blog lady. I'm glad I found yours since it seems like we have a lot in common. Can't wait to follow along!ReplyDelete
He sounds like a neat person!ReplyDelete
Such a nice guy! Thanks for your lovely comment dear...ReplyDelete
Thanks for the reminder! Also, thanks so much for stopping by and linking up for the Wild Wednesday Hop! Hope to see you back soon!ReplyDelete
Great post! Everybody needs a reninder now and then.ReplyDelete
Such a nice man :) Thanks for the positive post. I have been having a horrible summer and I can honestly say that going to church and reading the bible with the fiance' really has helped me a lot. Have a great day! :)ReplyDelete
What a wonderful post - thanks Cami! We all need it!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the wonderful post! I needed that today! I am a new follower of your blog!! :)ReplyDelete
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What a sweet old man...wish there were more like him. Yes, Jesus is there all of the time. Thanks for your positive words.ReplyDelete
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Thanks for stopping by my blog,Saving Your Green ! I loved your post, because even though it was about negativity it was a very positive and up lifting message. I love that! I am already one of your lucky followers.ReplyDelete
hi :) i'm your newest follower (from the fri blog hop)ReplyDelete
loved this post.
i really needed it tonight...such a beautiful message you send.
thank you for that.
i look forward to reading more
I'm a new GFC follower from the Blog Hop. I hope you'll drop by my blog and follow back.ReplyDelete
Wow what a great post! It's so funny how when you just want to follow in your negativity that the Lord always seems to put someone in your path to make you see things from a new perspective! Have a great weekend girl!ReplyDelete
(ps: thanks for stopping by my blog!)
small potted flowers for finding a cellphone? now that's a way to say thank you! that's very sweet .ReplyDelete
-robots in trouble
I'm so thankful that Jesus loves me, too. Reminds me of the song, "Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so!"ReplyDelete
Yes...worrying takes away peace and contentment!ReplyDelete
Amen! Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by the Sit and Relax weekend hop. I'm following you now. Good Luck reaching 100. You're almost there!!!ReplyDelete